Mary Had A Little Lamb Piano Letters
Mary Had A Little Lamb Piano Letters – This children’s song tells the true story of Mary Tyler, a girl whose brother persuaded her to go to school with his little lamb.
This popular rhyme was written by John Roulston when it was first published as a song by Sarah Josepha Hale in 1830. It has a Road folk song index of 7622.
Mary Had A Little Lamb Piano Letters
On this page, you can find two piano video tutorials, piano sheet music for beginners, easy sheet music, chords, song activities and a PDF for free download.
Piano Lesson: Mary Had A Little Lamb
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Whether you’re just learning how to play the piano or introducing a young child to an instrument, songs don’t get much simpler than Marie Had a Little Lamb. The basic melody is a repeating pattern of only 3 notes that uses only 3 fingers on the right hand to play. Start in C major, the easiest to play. From there you can move on to harmonized chords and more complex variations in different keys, or played with both hands.
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The easiest way to play Marie Had a Little Lamb on the piano is in C major. Place the thumb and first two fingers of the right hand in the C position. Then play the notes E D C D E E E for the first line of the song so that each note is a syllable of the text. Then move to the second row by playing D D D E E E. Play the third line, which is exactly the same as the first line, then play E D D E D C for the last line of the verse. To learn more about chord variations you can try, read on! This is not your grandmother’s version of Mary Had a Little Lamb! Today I’m going to teach you how to play the KOL version of the song. If you’re a beginner and it LOOKS challenging, just know that it’s actually a lot easier than it looks.
I’m going to show you EXACTLY how to practice this updated version of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” but it only works if you follow step by step. This video will let you really see what I’m doing and it starts with a demo of what it will end up sounding like. See it for more detailed instructions.
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You will learn the correct notes to play, as well as how to harmonize a melody, as well as several techniques that can be used to spice up melodies. You won’t just memorize a random string of notes—you’ll actually learn something you can apply to other songs in the future.
When I say “Harmonizing a Melody” I mean finding left hand notes and chords that sound good and go well with the melody line.
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is actually a GREAT starting point for mastering this skill because it has such a simple melody to start with.
We’ll start by learning the right tune for “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Watch the video for a quick demonstration of this.
Mary Had A Little Lamb Sheet Music With Chords And Lyrics
Then we will figure out which chords to use. There are tons of different chords, but what you’ll realize when you learn a little bit of music theory is that you can reduce the possible set of chords down to a really small percentage and it makes it a lot easier to harmonize.
First we start with the “Key of C” which contains all the white notes. “Key” simply means a set of notes. So when we play a song in the “Key of C”, MOST of the notes will be white notes.
Now we are left with seven possible chords. Yes, there are other possible chords in the “Key of C”, but they are MUCH less common. If you’re a beginner, you’ll actually only focus on six chords at first – C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am.
If you sign up for my free Become a Piano Superhuman course, you’ll get cheats for all of these things. No matter what key you’re in, no matter what chord you’re playing, you can find it quickly and easily.
Mary Had A Little Lamb
To start harmonizing a melody, take the “Keynotes” in the melody and find the chords that contain those “Keynotes”. Then use your ear to decide if you like it.
In our “Mary had a little lamb” example, we will only take the first four notes. “Key notes” are usually played on the strong beats of the bar. Notes 1 and 3 are the strongest beats, 2 and 4 are the next strongest beasts, and the “I”s between the notes are the weakest parts.
For this song, that means the strongest notes are E and C. D is sort of between the strong notes.
When we harmonize we have E and C so we want to look for a chord that has E and C in it. If you use your cheat sheet or just know your chords well, you’ll find that really the only chords that have an E and a C are our C major chord and our A minor chord. If you play a D minor chord, it doesn’t have an E or C in it, so it will sound weird if you play it. If you play an E minor chord, it sounds a little bit better because it has that E in it, but it doesn’t have that C, so it’s going to sound kind of weird.
Variations On Mary Had A Little Lamb
So, how do we choose? Let’s just try them. Let’s say we try a C major chord – you’ll see that it sounds good. How about an A minor chord? That actually sounds cool. The real chord for “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is actually C major, but I think the A minor chord sounds cooler. It kind of gives a dark feeling.
Many times I won’t use the “right” chords in a song if I find other chords that sound cooler. It’s a little trick that the crowd likes too because it sounds unique. This is also a benefit of harmonizing your songs.
Next step, we have our A minor chord, and the next part of the song is three E’s in a row. How do we match it? Well, E is our only note, so obviously that’s our “Key Note,” so we need to find a chord that has an E in it.
We could play an E minor chord, an A minor chord, or a C major chord. I don’t really like the sound of the E minor chord and we just played the A minor chord, but the C major chord actually sounds really good. By the way, I’ll teach you how to do the left hand part later, but first we’ll do things step by step, learning chords and chord structure.
Mary Had A Little Lamb Two Hands Sheet Music For Piano (solo)
The next note is three Ds in a row. If we look at our cheat again or just know the chords, we’ll find that the chords that have a D are our D minor chord, the B minor chord (But not used much in pop music), and the G major chord.
Personally, the G major chord sounds best to me. To compare, we will also try the G major chord and